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La doctrine des moeurs : tiree de la philosophie des stoiques: representee en cent tableaux. Et expliquee en cent discours pour l'instruction de la ieunesse. Au Roy

Published 1646

Auec Priuilege du Roy -- title page

Signatures: pi² ²pi² a-c² [d]² A² chi1 B-Z² 2A-2Z² 3A-3G²

Engraved by Pierre Daret de Cazeneuve after Veen's Q. Horatii Flacii emblemata, Antwerp, 1607 (sides reversed); explanatory text by Marin Le Roy de Gomberville in French; quotations from Horace and other classical authors in Latin

Produced on request from Cardinal Mazarin for the moral education of the young Louis XIV

Preliminary materials include "Privilege du Roy", sonnet by Tristan l'Hermite, dedications to the Queen and to Mazarin, portrait of Gomberville

Parts 1 and 2 each have engraved divisional title pages

Reissued in 1672 as Theatre moral de la vie humaine; and in English in 1721 as Doctrine of morality; later as Moral virtue delineated

Imperfect copy; wants leaves F1-2, I1-2, M1, Q1-2, R1, and 2Y2 (containing portrait of Gomberville and emblems 10, 11, 16, 17, 22, 30, 31, and 32 in Part I, and emblem 27 of Part II)

Bound in old full red morocco with gilt-tooled central armorial devices, borders, and inner dentelles. The armorial device on boards belongs to Madeleine de Crequy, Duchesse de la Tremoille

Provenance note in ink on front paste-down: "This book originally belonged to the Queen of Naples, it was presented by her to the ill fated Emma Hamilton, the favorite of Lord Nelson, & the wife of Sir W. Hamilton, & [?] many years ambassador at that court. See her private memoirs"

McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois

Landwehr, J. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese emblem books

Praz, Mario. Studies in seventeenth-century imagery


Publisher A Paris : De l'Imprimerie de Louys Seuestre, ruë de Meurier, prés sainct Nicolas du Chardonnet
Year 1646
Pages 234
Language French
Call number 5820484
Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Book contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Collection emblem; americana

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